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History of the Waccamaw Sports Classic

The Waccamaw Sports Classic first began in 2008. Members from multiple agencies spreading all over; Georgetown, Williamsburg, and Horry Counties. Even though they each had different back grounds their belief and mission was the same. That was to develop a program for seniors ages 50+ and in some cases even 100+.

In the early fall of 2007 members for multiple agencies met to begin planning and organizing the Waccamaw Sports Classic. These individuals volunteered their own time for planning and still do to this day. The group was very successful and put on the first Waccamaw Sports Classic in the Spring of 2008. The games were a huge hit and had 200+ seniors participating in the event.

The Waccamaw Sports Classic began utilizing recreational facilities throughout the region. It wasn’t until the year 2012 that the Waccamaw Sports Classic was hosted at the beautiful Coastal Carolina University. Since then Coastal Carolina University has continued to be the host of the games. Coastal Carolina University has also had members of the faculty and staff donate their time, as well has upwards of 50+ students volunteer also.

The Waccamaw Sports Classic is a locally sanctioned event by the South Carolina Senior Games. After the completion of our 2016 games the Waccamaw Sports Classic received the award for the; 2016 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations.

⇒  Click here for the Press Release  ⇐

The Waccamaw Sports Classic exist today to serve men and women ages 50 and up. Our mission is to promote healthier living.

The Waccamaw Sports Classic has for this coming 2017 games; 15 sports & arts/crafts events, totaling up to 16 different events to choose from. Each event will have sub categories which will offer more for you to choose from.

The Waccamaw Sports Classic is an annual event that continues to grow and expand year to year.

   Year             # of Events        # of Athletes
  • 2016                                 8                                      180
  • 2017                                15                                      275
  • 2018                                13                                      214

 

Contact our committee today about being part of our event; jblomdahl@wrcog.org

 

 

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    • Waccamaw Sports Classic
      c/o Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
      1230 Highmarket St.
      Georgetown, SC 29440
    • Telephone:
    • (843) 546-8502
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    • info@waccamawsportsclassic.com